This week we started an adventure and got A her first pet. My dad generously donated his unused fish supplies and we filled the tank with (thankfully) very cheap goldfish. So far its been a huge hit with A. Her favorite new thing is feeding the fish in the morning. Throughout the day she likes to sign “more” in front of the tank to let me know that she thinks the fish need more food. I have to remind her that fish don’t eat as much as toddlers.
Sadly we’ve already had a few fish fatalities. (We’re learning ok?) We’re trying to learn along with A how to take care of the fish and its been a fun activity for the whole family. Its been really neat to watch A take some responsibility over their care. So far they are definitely the perfect pet – quite, non smelly, and their poop magically disappears into the gravel. Perhaps we’ll work our way up to a more exciting pet one day, but for now A is pretty in love with her fish!